A holistic science from India that is more than 5,000 years old. "Ayur" means life and "Ved" means knowledge Ayurveda is the knowledge of longevity which offers healing, rejuvenation, and self-realization therapies through herbs, diet, exercise, Yoga, Massage, aromas, tantras, mantras, and Meditation.
According to Ayurvedic tradition, health is the balance of air, earth, fire and water elements. Illness is an excess of an element. Three basic body types; thin (Vata), muscular (Pitta) and fat (Kapha) have great influence on a person's health and wellness, as do genetic, congenital, seasonal, and electrical factors. Often diagnosing by checking pulse and areas of the tongue correlated with specific organs. Ayurvedic practitioners treat illness at its source rather than at the level of symptoms, believing that an individual can take responsibility for health.